Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

Rescheduled to August 18–19, 2020

New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

2020 PANEL DISCUSSION: Improving the Wellness of Spaces Through Lighting and Acoustics

PANEL DISCUSSION: Improving the Wellness of Spaces Through Lighting and Acoustics

Wednesday, March 18
2:30pm – 4:00pm
Room: Nassau West



There are extensive positive health, social, and financial benefits to the design of spaces with good lighting & acoustics. They decrease negative physiological & psychological states while increasing positive behavioral and cognitive functions. Spaces with proper lighting & acoustical design not only increase wellness - they also result in spaces to connect, care, and create. The panel will discuss why acoustics have become such a large design issue, why acoustical lighting has become such a popular solution, and how to evaluate an acoustical lights efficiency.


  1. Learn how to design lighting and acoustical design to increase comfort to occupants.
  2. Learn how to establish hierarchical lighting and acoustic goals in compliance with Well v2.0.
  3. Learn how to specify using the Noise Reduction Coefficient criteria to insure design integrity to deliver an optimal experience for occupants. .
  4. Be able to identify through evidence based studies the benefits of acoustic design for different project types and review case studies.


Marc Sutton, NE Regional Manager, LucePlan
Marc has worked for five years in the decorative lighting industry starting his career as the New York Showroom Manager for the bespoke London based lighting manufacturer Baroncelli. After a few years out of the lighting industry, he reentered as New York, Canada, and the U.K. Sales Manager for Roll & Hill, a made to order Brooklyn based lighting manufacturer with a unique perspective and design. For the past year, he's been the North Eastern Regional Manager for Milan based manufacturer LucePlan.

Megan Carroll, Senior Specification Sales Manager, New York Digital
With just thirty years in the industry, Megan has broad experience in various sales and marketing roles as a manufacturer. Prior to joining New York Digital, Megan was Director of Sales, East for Xicato. She’s also provided independent marketing consulting for various clients as principal of Carroll Consulting. During a decade with Philips Lighting in strategic marketing she focused on retail marketing and served as a lighting application specialist. In this capacity Megan was also a faculty member of the Philips Lighting Center lab and taught IES Fundamentals.
Megan served as the 2018-2019 IES Annual Conference Chairwoman. She has also served as Co-Chair of the IALD’s Lighting Industry Resource Council, has twice Chaired the IESNYC Lumen Awards, Chaired the IES Illumination Awards, and served on the IES Medals Committee. She is currently on the WILD steering committee & serves as an advisor to the IES Annual Conference Steering Committee & to the IESNYC Lumen Gala Committee.

Katheryn Czub, Associate, Fisher Marantz Stone
Katie joined Fisher Marantz Stone’s New York City office in 2012, after receiving a B.Arch. and M.S. in Architectural Sciences with a Concentration in Lighting from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 2018 Katie was named as an Associate in recognition of her contribution to a wide variety of projects, including high-end corporate office, museum, and hospitality projects. Katie’s work has received numerous lighting honors, including the GE Edison Award of Excellence and the IESNY Lumen Award of Excellence for Covington & Burling, IES Illumination Award of Merit for Coach Global Headquarters, and IES Illumination Award of Merit for Centerbridge at The Seagram Building.